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Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,229
Posted By Fixnfly
Did he forget about the bleed screw on the left...

Did he forget about the bleed screw on the left radiator?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25,156
Views: 4,437,847
Posted By Fixnfly
Well, my gasket is already shot so lube won't...

Well, my gasket is already shot so lube won't help. Guess I'm ordering a new cap.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25,156
Views: 4,437,847
Posted By Fixnfly
So I have a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank with a torn...

So I have a Clarke 3.9 gallon tank with a torn gas cap seal. The Clarke website shows a replacement for $6 with a shipping charge of $15. :huh

From what I have read, the new seals just keep...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 277,156
Posted By Fixnfly
Looks like I need to buy two paint pens to make...

Looks like I need to buy two paint pens to make the golden blazed green.
Found them on amazon for $42. That's $42 for the drop of paint I need.:rofl




...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 277,156
Posted By Fixnfly
Can anyone recommend some touch up paint for a...

Can anyone recommend some touch up paint for a green '13 ?
I was pushing my 6 month old Z in the garage and the zipper on the jacket I was wearing scratched the side of the tank a little. :huh
I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 277,156
Posted By Fixnfly
I did leave the drain plug out with the oil...

I did leave the drain plug out with the oil filter off overnight but I never thought it would cause an airlock condition. I guess I should do faster oil changes with this bike and not let it drain...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 277,156
Posted By Fixnfly
I just did my first oil change and had a...

I just did my first oil change and had a problem.. '13 Z1000 480 miles
Purchased a new OEM filter from the local Kawasaki shop P/N
16097-0008 and four qts of oil. After removing the original...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,951
Posted By Fixnfly
That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks! ...

That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks!


http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii291/fixnfly_2008/009.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/fixnfly_2008/media/009.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,951
Posted By Fixnfly
Right now the notches on the eccentric are lined...

Right now the notches on the eccentric are lined up halfway between two notches on the swingarm. Is this O.K. ?
Some chain adjustments I have seen are set up where the "cam" or eccentric have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,951
Posted By Fixnfly
So I bought a new '13 model a few weeks ago and I...

So I bought a new '13 model a few weeks ago and I have a question about the chain adjustment....
After I got it home and looked it over, I noticed the chain had a little more slack in it than I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 277,156
Posted By Fixnfly
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 277,156
Posted By Fixnfly
I just got me a new 2013 z1000 last week and the...

I just got me a new 2013 z1000 last week and the first impression I have is that it has the most uncomfortable seat I have ever sat on. I thought the seat on my old gixxer was bad but this is far...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,065
Posted By Fixnfly
Craftsman ratchets with the plastic direction...

Craftsman ratchets with the plastic direction selectors are complete garbage. Unless you enjoy busting your knuckles. The problem with returning them is they just give you another piece of shit...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By Fixnfly
^^^^^ The bolt for the crankshaft...

^^^^^
The bolt for the crankshaft pulley/dampner is super tight. I've done two belt changes on my 03 civic and 1 on the wife's 99 civic. The Honda service manual paperwork I have says to torque the...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By Fixnfly
If you buy your parts from the Honda dealership...

If you buy your parts from the Honda dealership and you ask them nicely, they will print up the procedure straight from their manuals. I don't trust haynes manuals at all. I found way too many...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,241
Posted By Fixnfly
I would rather plug my stock radiator with JB...

I would rather plug my stock radiator with JB weld than buy chinese.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,896
Posted By Fixnfly
Are they the right pads? In the third pic it...

Are they the right pads? In the third pic it looks like the "ears" are wider on the original.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,003
Posted By Fixnfly
I think it's better to leave a salty vehicle...

I think it's better to leave a salty vehicle outside. The vehicle and the garage floor will benefit from this.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,860
Posted By Fixnfly
I wish The OP would get back in this...

I wish The OP would get back in this conversation....
An update sure would be nice.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,860
Posted By Fixnfly
It's impossible to put the oil filter in...

It's impossible to put the oil filter in backwards on this bike. The housing cover will not go back on. There are two drain plugs.
Was the frame AND crankcase drain plug removed?
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,201
Posted By Fixnfly
I bet you won't find that piece of information in...

I bet you won't find that piece of information in a stupid Haynes manual. I'll have to look on my 90 Chevy K1500 to see if I have one.
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Fixnfly
I checked today into this today.. aftermarket...

I checked today into this today..
aftermarket is not a choice anymore. OEM is available but the prices are down right stupid. About $140 for a small set of about 6 hoses.

I see your point :deal
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,626
Posted By Fixnfly
Craigslist? Sorry, not too creative today

Craigslist?

Sorry, not too creative today
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By Fixnfly
How old are your coolant hoses??

I've got a 93 GSXR750, 17,xxx miles that still has the original coolant hoses. Shop manual says to replace them every 4 years. They still look and feel like new, not soft or rigid. Does anyone think...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Fixnfly
A lot of flood vehicles are on the market these...

A lot of flood vehicles are on the market these days. Be carefull.

If the oil pan was removed, there's a good chance someone had it off road and smashed it off a rock.
I would pass on this...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Fixnfly
I'm guessing it's a marketing idea. Just like...

I'm guessing it's a marketing idea. Just like there are "off road oils" .:huh
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By Fixnfly
Ever go to a car wash and see someone (usually...

Ever go to a car wash and see someone (usually female) using the brush to clean the paint?:eek1
I cringe everytime I see it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25,156
Views: 4,437,847
Posted By Fixnfly
Anyone want to trade their stock air filter for a...

Anyone want to trade their stock air filter for a K&N ?

I'm looking for the cage/ basket type thing that holds the foam in place. I decided to go back to foam and bought a Uni filter but it did...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 357,703
Posted By Fixnfly
Plastic shopping bags are great for keeping...

Plastic shopping bags are great for keeping funnels clean when you're not using them
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,508
Posted By Fixnfly
I just can't believe there are now 3 pages on...

I just can't believe there are now 3 pages on how to drill a hole in plastic
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By Fixnfly
torque seal ? Not really a paint but it's used...

torque seal ?
Not really a paint but it's used to show if a fastener has loosened.
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,470
Posted By Fixnfly
I did the heater core on a 99 S-10 a few years...

I did the heater core on a 99 S-10 a few years ago. It ranks pretty high on the pain in the ass list. Lots of vacuum hoses to disconnect and keep track of, lots of screws in places no screws should...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,166
Posted By Fixnfly
No amount of gas can engineering can prevent...

No amount of gas can engineering can prevent stupid. Fuck it, let's just ban them too.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,166
Posted By Fixnfly
Nice! ^^^ You could sell lot's of those...

Nice! ^^^

You could sell lot's of those down here
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,166
Posted By Fixnfly
What about a vent?

What about a vent?
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,166
Posted By Fixnfly
I guessing the schrader valve is removed. As long...

I guessing the schrader valve is removed. As long as it's fuel resistant and has a cap, I don't see a problem with it.
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,166
Posted By Fixnfly
From my experiences... warm weather- gas can...

From my experiences...
warm weather- gas can blows out like a big red basketball. Not good for the integrity of the can
cold weather- gas can "implodes" like a crushed beer can. Not good for the...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,166
Posted By Fixnfly
How to make a "spill proof" gas can usable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcnwdIYEfI :clap

I would highly recommend filling the can with water before drilling into it if gas has already been in it.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Fixnfly
Well, he's agreed to pick up and install the...

Well, he's agreed to pick up and install the garage door. I'll be paying the local door dealer directly. He still has not mentioned anything to me about paying for the extra concrete, hopefully it...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Fixnfly
I think that since he "forgot" to include the...

I think that since he "forgot" to include the cost of a garage door in the materials even though the garage door is in the contract, he's gonna eat the cost of the extra $600 in concrete. I can get a...
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